I can do this.
AND a few months later…No really; I can do this. I can write. I will write! It’s been months. I need to write.
Oops. Didn’t write. Well, nothing is really going on, so why bother to write?
Then about 60 days ago, man I really miss writing. And sharing, and taking photos, and, and. Well, you get the idea. 🙂
And here I am today. Trying to write a blog post. Something that I could easily accomplish with a few moments to spare and not enough notebooks to contain my ideas. This past year? Honestly? I had some of the worst times and some of the best times in 2015. Some of the worst? Mr. P was gone for 8.5 months working on our Colorado house. No, I’m not going into the details and I will leave it at that. However, it left me the sole responsibility of managing our Massachusetts house for 8.5 months. Mind you, WITH three black lab dogs and three cats. Oh, did I mention it’s about an acre of land? Yeahhhhhhhhhhh, I was in survival mode. The best times? Well, over the course of the year, I spent as much time in my new home state exploring and finding as many adventures as possible. And then, tackling them! Anything to get me out of the house and keep me busy. I was in beast mode. #BEASTMODE
However, I never knew how to share. My blog didn’t feel like a place I could turn to. It turned into a deep, dark corner, filled with to-dos, analytics, and a place I no longer enjoyed. My health was at an all time peak, so it felt awkward to share an update on that. And then a rush of emotions flooded me every time I wanted to share my adventures. I felt like a fraud because I wasn’t a travel blogger. I wasn’t traveling abroad, let alone crossing state lines (okay a few here and there)! I was barely managing a household with six animals and keeping my head above water, let alone what I thought was “traveling”. So, how could I share my adventures? And so, I just stopped.
And now, today, at this very moment writing this blog, I’m saying out loud, “what in the world do I write next?”
This is me, vulnerable. I started blogging as a way to share my experiences hoping to find others out there like me. Do you have have big dreams and never, ever want your diagnosis to get in the way of your passion? Ya, me too.
My passion? Well, I thought long and hard about that in 2015. In conclusion, I love to travel and I love weird, last minute, quirky adventures. I want to inspire others like me and NOT like me to explore the world. I want to inspire those who’ve recently been diagnosed, or even long time warriors, that you can indeed travel and try new things!
So, that’s where I’m taking this blog. Come along with me. Let’s have some adventures together!